Myth 1: A new employer will not offer comparable flexibility to an existing employer
Myth 2: Training will be impossible in a virtual setting
Myth 3: Requiring time off in the first three months will not be possible in a new role
In general, most companies like to treat new employees the same as tenured staff. This includes being supportive during significant life events and understanding the day-to-day hiccups. Life happens, and companies are not interested in losing top talent over scheduling issues. The key is to ask good questions during the interview process and be open with a potential employer about obstacles. If the answers to those questions do not align, then perhaps the timing truly isn’t right. But you won’t know unless you attend that interview.
As for the candidate who wanted to back out of her offer, I encouraged her to have an open conversation with her new manager about her situation. The manager was very understanding and created a plan for her that included a blend of in-office and remote work options. While it certainly has not been easy, she is thrilled that she followed through with her decision to accept the job.
David Aplin Group is a private family and employee-owned Canadian staffing agency founded in Alberta in 1975, recognized as one of Canada's most accomplished recruiting firms. Our mission is to positively impact lives. Blog author, Stacey Danley, is an Administrative & HR Consultant, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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